PART 2 - PROPHECIES BY JESUS CHRIST FROM ERASMUS OF AMERICA - OCT. 28, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
JESUS SAID IN THE BIBLE THAT HE WOULD COME LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
My report Part 1 was written with integrity. However, I put one sleeper in there to show how heresy can get started in Christianity if someone is dishonest with their Christian scholarship. On Page 7, Dr. Jack Van Impe said the number to start with was 6 for a, 12 for b, 18 for c, etc. c=18, 0 = 90, m = 78, p = 96, u = 126, t = 120, e = 30, and r = 108. These numbers add up to 666 as Dr. Jack Van Impe correctly pointed out and this is what computer adds up to when using this number system. The position of early Christianity with such a study would be that you were not saved nor lost your salvation by agreeing with or disagreeing with such a conclusion from Dr. Jack Van Impe. However, if the conclusion was valid, this might help you serve Jesus Christ better and also alert you if it is about time for Jesus to return to earth. I started the suggested numbers with a=1, b=2, etc. in Part 1. This is how heresy gets started in Christianity if seriously done. If I had not corrected the number system with the correct numbers this time, then I would be engaged in a potential conspiracy to start heresy in that case in Christianity. As early Christianity taught, heresy was teaching religious falsehood as the truth and if you fell for serious heresy in Christianity, this could likely damn your soul to hell for all eternity. The New Testament also says to go to your church (Apostolic Christian church in those days) which was the pillar of truth then to get the right answer from them. As Bishop Irenaeus commented around 178 A.D., enough writings of early Christianity answering various questions in Christianity were in existence by then as should answer correctly questions raised in later Christianity. I judge his position to be valid for Christianity today and so I go to the early Christian writings to find the solidly ruled upon decisions of early Christianity by councils of bishops, etc. Also, various Church Fathers including St. Augustine wrote that in the last days some aspects of Bible prophecy that could not be correctly understood in depth by Christianity then could be correctly explained in depth by "interpreting prophets" in the last days who God would raise up to enlighten the Christians in that future era. Also, it might be an interesting study game for some curious to put in Obama In Bible Code Prophecy in a search engine and see what comes forth!
I was born scientific by nature. Until 10 1/2 years old, I did not believe in God because science did not show me any reason to believe in God. My religion was science, not Christianity or any other major religion. I respected the Christians but that was as far as it went. When in the 4th grade, I borrowed from the library the books "The Earth For Sam" and "The Sea For Sam" which were two books on evolution and the claimed scientific proofs for it. As this was stated to be the position of science, I automatically accepted it as true as what was claimed in the name of science must be true I assumed as a small boy. One night I heard a radio program which caused me to think whether God existed or not. I spent the night in scientific logic and in the morning I approached my mother and said, "Guess what? I now believe in God!" From that time on, I was a believer in God but always I was scientific in my religious conclusions and demanded I find scientific proof for each next step in my acceptance of God and Christianity. I never approached belief in God and Christianity from blind faith, but always the scientific approach and always verification as to whether to accept something as proof of God or what Christianity really stood for as taught by early Apostolic Christianity as verified by the massive early Christian writings still in existence today.
Over many years I would raise up one or several questions concerning the existence of God or else what were the real stands on major issues by early Apostolic Christianity. I would research the involved field and then throw forward a new series of studies to begin. I did not do this just with religion but also with history, economics, science, engineering, military, and other fields. In different areas of America, it did not take long and people would start nicknaming me "the professor" because of the way I talked about and covered subjects. I also had a private personal life, had career positions, did things for recreation and entertainment, but always practiced the principle to not waste time. If I had idle time on my hands, I would find an angle to expand my knowledge of practical fields. I always aim for the practical and that includes in religion.
Okay, now back to the position of inventing heresies in Christianity where none should exist. If I were a plant from the enemies of Christianity which they have placed plants in Christian scholarship to divide and turn Christians against each other, (of course I am not one of these plants), then I could pretend for real that Dr. Jack Van Impe had said start the numbering system with a=1 instead of 6. If he is not around anymore to defend what he actually said, I could make him look like an idiot or any other Christian scholar I wanted to look dumb in the eyes of the public in order to discredit whatever they said I did not want the Christians to hear or else take seriously. If I was afraid that if the Christians associated computer with 666 and mark of the beast, by making it look dumb to think that computer might actually as a word be the identification to identify who the would-be Antichrist might well be in our nation or time. The prophesied 666 Antichrist would probably love the use of computers to set up a total electronic police state over the nation. When I studied computer programming with a business school, I commented to a British computer programmer then I saw how computers could potentially be used to set up a total police state in a nation if a government wanted this.
One of the principles of heresy in Christianity is start with a false or lying basis and use that to smear the real Christians in Christianity. Let's give an example. Justin Martyr (around 110-165 A.D.) was a super scholar of Christianity in the Roman Empire then and considered the golden orator of Christianity then to defend it while it was illegal in the Roman Empire. "The First Apology of Justin" addressed to the Roman Emperor Titus Augustus Caesar explains Christianity in detail to the Roman Emperor and was widely publicized in the Roman Empire then. He among many points mentions that the Christians have this Holy Communion of bread and wine which they believe by "transmutation" becomes the actual flesh and blood of Jesus Christ. He also mentions among these many points that Sunday is the main worship day of the Christians each week and his explanation implies that the Apostles of Jesus Christ set up this policy for the Christians. Separately in "Dialogue Of Justin, Philosopher And Martyr, With Trypho, A Jew", both scholars are brilliant and attack each other's side with their best arguments. Among other things, Justin Martyr mentions the main worship day of the Christians is Sunday. Trypho, a Jew, savagely attacks this as "heresy" and a false religion to do this. This debate may have occurred around 130 A.D. and clearly identifies the religious stands of the Christians and Jews in the Roman Empire maybe around 100 years or so after Christ died by crucifixion.
These and many other early Christian historical references clearly identifies as even the Encyclopedia Brittannica long ago confirmed that soon after Christ died, it was clear that the main worship day of the Christians was now Sunday to replace the prior Sabbath day of the Jews before Christ came. Now we have certain Christian denominations that state as historical fact that the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great around 300 years after Christ changed the main Christian worship day from Saturday to Sunday and this put the "mark" of the Antichrist on the Christians now worshipping on Sunday in our day and time. This is heresy trying to pass itself off as true Christian history and smearing the Roman Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church, and most Protestant churches as having the "mark of the beast" of 666 for making their main worship day Sunday instead of the old Sabbath day of Saturday which the Jews had kept. Heresies are started based upon clever lies which the public normally will never check out to see if the claims are authentic or not.
Now Justin Martyr was a brilliant Christian scholar in his age and knew his Scriptures probably much better than most Christian scholars of today. In his debate with the Jewish scholar Trypho, Justin Martyr mass quoted the prophets of the Old Testament of the Bible that they mass predicted that God would cancel His old covenant with the Jews and replace it with a new covenant from God. So the stated Jewish prophets were predicting the New Covenant of Jesus Christ to replace the Old Covenant recorded in the Old Testament. Justin Martyr shows that through the moral law that God placed in the hearts of mankind, the new Christians would still practice the moral standards represented by the earlier Ten Commandments, but technically not bound by the Old Covenant from God, but now bound by the New Covenant from God established by the shed blood of Jesus Christ to save mankind on earth.
In Romans, Chapter 14 and 15, the Apostle Paul has a compassionate policy for those bothered by not worshipping on Saturday but rather Sunday which the Christians now called the 8th day and the day on which Jesus arose from the grave proving that He was the prophesied Messiah for all mankind on earth. The Apostle Paul says that they can worship on Saturday if they want instead of Sunday, be vegetarians instead of meat eaters if they want, and a number of other things they expect of themselves in religious observances. So long as they accept the main teachings of Christianity, they can keep many private religious beliefs of theirs and be allowed in the regular Christian churches. I suspect the Catholic and Protestant scholars never noticed this policy of love and toleration for some differences of religious opinions and beliefs so long as the main fundamental teachings of Christianity are accepted and not rejected. The same basic message is in Colossians 2:16-17: "Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
As the scientific intellect, I read things for what they say. For those who say that "Once Saved, Always Saved!," they have problems with this stand. I will list about 40% of all the New Testament verses that say that you can lose your salvation after being saved in the Name of Jesus Christ. You can lose your salvation through "great" sins as Christians labelled it back then and not repenting of these evils done by one claimed to be a Christian but not practicing Christianity then. This partial list is Mt 7:21-23; 10:22, 28, 33; 24-12-13; Mk 13:22; Lk 8:13; Jn 12:47-48; 15:6; Acts 13:43-46; 20:29-30; Rom 2:6; 17:20-22; 1 Cor 4:5; 10:11-12; 15:1-2; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; 11:3; 12:21-13:5; Eph 5-5-6; Col. 1:21-23; Thess 4:1-8; 2 Thess 2:13-15; etc. This is maybe about 40% of the listing that contradicts "Once Saved, Always Saved." Also, several sections of the New Testament give lists of major or great sins that will block you from ever inheriting the Kingdom of God even if claimed to be a Christian.
Also, authority to bind or loose sins is listed in such as Matthew 16:19, 18:18, etc. These sins to be bound or loosed are bound or loosed by the Church of Jesus Christ on earth and refers to those who are Christians who have sinned after conversion and not referring to the pagans who are already lost and damned to hell unless they repent and turn to God through Jesus Christ. And question here. Did Jesus found one Church on earth or thousands of independent churches all warring against each other and refusing to unite to protect Christianity from its enemies scheming how to wipe out Christianity once they are ready through takeover of government, etc.?
And there are religious issues early Christianity taught on and evaded by churches of today. As a reference on current practices of Christianity back in his age, I think that St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church who died around 407-411 A.D, is a good historical reference. I quote from his Sermons 159:1: There is an ecclesiastical discipline, as the faithful know, when the names of the martyrs are read aloud in that place at the altars of God, where prayer is not offered for them. Prayer, however, is offered for other dead who are remembered. It is wrong to pray for a martyr, to whose prayers we ought ourselves be commended." St. Augustine here shows that Christians then prayed for the dead but asked the dead martyrs to pray for them on earth.
In studies of the inscriptions left on Christian catacombs at Rome, Fr. John O'Brien in his study on this remarked that he saw on many inscriptions on the tombs, sepulchers, and catacombs of the first martyrs and departed faithful of Christianity dating back to the first century a theme: "In your prayers remember us who have gone before you." I have studied books on the Christian catacombs from first Christianity and too many show they want prayer after they die as they want help from the living if they don't make it promptly to Paradise.
I evaluate the word "Purgatory" is a word invented by scholars and not named in the Bible. However, Christianity did have these teachings in the early days of you in effect might have to pay a price after death if you sinned badly and died without repenting in time for your very bad deeds as a professing Christian. The only Catholic book I saw which seemed to me to do a good job of quoting early Christian writings on Christians not being damned to hell but sometimes have to be purged as of fire as they did not get their sins repented of while alive is "The Biblical Basis For Purgatory" by John Salza - Saint Benedict Press.com. He has one section of quotes from early Christian Church Fathers which do not mention the word Purgatory but sobering if they knew the score what happens to Christians who die without serious repentance for evil and sins they have done before dying and while professing Christians. I died once when a young man and saw death and a place of first judgment but did not see either a Purgatory or Paradise, but took the matter seriously and bargained my way back to life. A sobering experience! I soon afterwards met a man who made predictions which all came true and he said to me that I had a recent brush with death but the Lord gave me back my life. It was that statement that caught my attention and the rest is a story I have shared with a few friends but not the public.
I pulled out some military technology I had not bothered to look at in years. If Obama tries to engineer a military takeover of America, I will show the American people how to build a budget ultimate weapon system that can wipe out all the military forces backing Obama. To give an indication how powerful this military technology can be if correctly used, maybe as cheap as $2 to $3 million and a population small as Lichtenstein, we could force the unconditional surrender of all the U.S. military backing Obama. I don't want to show the world military tricks like this hidden up my sleeves so don't want to use this midget ultimate weapon system but deadly as can be. Obama behaves himself and I don't have to show the American people the tactics that will win for them over all the planned military might Obama has been secretly organizing for the planned military takeover of America.
Back to Christian issues. The Theory of Evolution was taught long before Christ by Epicurus of Greece. Early Christianity taught that the Theory of Evolution by Epicurus was heresy. Karl Marx wrote his doctrinal thesis on this theory of evolution from ancient Greece and inspired him to found his Communism based upon this theory of evolution. Early Christianity discredited the theory of evolution by arguments such as: "Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The tree or the seed?" Smart questions to show the flaws of this theory. In modern times, we had some brilliant Christian minds show the massive flaws to the Theory of Evolution by Charles Darwin which is similar to Epicurus's version before Christ. Two of the best books which show this theory is not true science but psuedo-science are "The Evolution Handbook" by Vince Ferrell, 992 pages of solid scientific disproofs of evolution, evolution-facts.org and "In The Beginning - Compelling Evidence For Creation And The Flood" by Walt Brown, Ph.d. - 328 pages. Read either or both of these books and almost no student in America will believe in evolution after that! I evaluate that the theory of evolution is the great deception that could deceive even the elect in the last days as prophesied in the Bible. Hitler mass killed in the name of evolution, Stalin did, and our evil boys in Wash., D.C. plan to kill off most of mankind in the name of evolution.
I had not read it before but yesterday I read a section from "Great Prophecies Of The Bible" by Ralph Woodrow. He had the same theme that I had last week about the "he who hinders." He showed that the early Christian writers were very familiar with the prophesied downfall of the Roman Empire by the Apostle Paul. And he showed an angle I had not seen before how by use of Latin words that they had said that the Roman Empire authority would exist for the Last Days and the he who hinders would have the legal right to be the Caesar of this ancient Roman authority. Ralph Woodrow said that he did not see how this prophesied event could occur in the Last Days, but early Christianity taught on this and believed this would happen. This is the span of time so the Gospel can be effectively spread all over the world as prophesied in Matthew 24.
We had the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Portugal on Oct. 13, 1917 witnessed by maybe up to 90,000 to 100,000 people that day and witnessed for around a 20-30 mile radius from there. The children said that the Virgin Mary had told them a great Miracle of God would occur that day, the people came, and the prophesied giant Miracle of the Sun happened that day. With my scientific approach, I cover this topic from a different angle than others. Irrelevant if you judge this incredible giant miracle of the sun was from God or else from Satan, it is a true scientific fact that it occurred and I read somewhere that even the New York Times reported on it when it occurred. This is a supernatural event and shows that God and Satan have been fighting for the hearts, souls, and minds of mankind on earth. This Miracle of Fatima shows that God exists for real. The basic message of Fatima was that mankind must stop sinning before God or else World War II would come. If mankind did not turn back to God after World War II, then World War III would occur and entire nations would be annihilated in the process. The entire message of Fatima can be read by looking it up in search engines on the internet.
In a later reported apparition of the Virgin Mary at Betania, Venezuela, it was reported that the Virgin Mary was calling for Protestants and Catholics to heal their differences and reunify for the sake of Christianity and Jesus Christ. I think my book "The Early Roots Of Apostolic Christianity" by Erasmus of America takes what is good out of the Catholic Church and the Protestant churches and reunites based upon common sense and recognition that good Christians exist in both the Catholic and Protestant camps. I use the early Apostolic Constitution of Christianity as the basis for reunification which neither the Catholic Church nor the Protestants really follow today. Among those features are bishops are elected by the people of the mother city churches instead of faraway Rome, clergy can be married once more like even the Apostle Peter was a married man, and we show more respect for the teachings of early Christianity than either the Catholic or Protestant side does today. By the way, a historical note here. Ancient Imperial Rome was built on 7 hills. Constantinople was called "New Rome" and built on 7 hills. Moscow later also called itself a new Rome and built on 7 hills. And the original name of Washington, D.C. was Rome and a branch of the Potomac River was named Tiber creek after the Tiber River of Rome. Also, Wash., D.C. was built on 7 hills and its first name was Rome, Maryland. You may read into that whatever you will in prophecy.
By the way, my book for the reunification of Christianity by returning to first Christianity is "The Early Roots Of Apostolic Christianity" by Erasmus of America (my pen name) and is listed on our website www.fastboomamericaneconomy.com . Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Our mailing address for orders if you don't place them through our website is NIFI, P.O. Box 1465, Seneca, SC 29679. Make checks, etc. out to NIFI and tell us what the payment is for. By the way, in Revelation 2, Jesus Christ says that He will reward higher for upholding His Apostolic Christianity than any other act any Christian can do on this earth.
Yours For God And Country, Erasmus Of America (pen name for He Who Overcomes And Upholds Apostolic Christianity As Jesus Asked Of All Of Us In Revelation 2. The rewards involved are for all eternity and beyond anything you can ever imagine! I already saw the hereafter many years ago when a young man and no one wants to return here who has seen what God has held in reserve to reward us with!)
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